I’ve mentioned before that I like GPS devices. However, when the maps start to get out of date or there is heavy road construction in your area that was recently completed it can leave the maps inside the system lacking. There is nothing worse than having your GPS tell you to take a route that has roads that no longer exist.
TomTom has announced a new service called the Map Update Service that allows customers to get quarterly map updates for a year. The price of the service is $39.80 for four updates per year or $9.95 per individual update.
TomTom says that it will offer map updates only when the updates have been validated by Tele Atlas for accuracy. Subscribers to the update service will receive notifications when an update is available. According to TomTom, updates are important because the roads in the U.S. change by up to 15% each year.